Edward Stewart-Humphries in Exeter - 1892

from Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906, page 1:

My earliest memory is the possession of a penny trumpet, a tin instrument with a white porcelain mouthpiece, painted red and blue, which smelled and tasted tinny, but made a splendid noise. The trumpet was probably my sole birthday or Christmas present, given to me by my foster parents [Mr. and Mrs. Williams] in 1892 when in my third year. 

cite as

Edward Stewart-Humphries, Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:361, p. 1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541263917414 accessed: 8 June, 2023 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Exeter


Edward Stewart-Humphries
hotel labour, milkman, odd jobs boy, Soldier

Listening to

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sound of a penny trumpet performed by Edward Stewart-Humphries

Experience Information

Date/Time 1892
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 03 Nov 2018 16:51:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 01 Jan 2019 11:30:20 +0000